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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Transformation of the Global Food System by University of Copenhagen

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About the Course

The UN predicts we will be 9-10 billion people on Earth in 2050. Providing so many people with nutritious foods is a massive challenge and one that cannot be met by simply upscaling current practices regarding food production and consumption. Providing humanity with nutritional food is at the center of all decisions related to sustainable development. Agriculture is responsible for 80% of global deforestation. The food systems release 29% of global greenhouse gasses. We use an area equivalent to North and South America combined for the production of meat for consumption or to produce the food necessary to feed the animals we eat. 70% of fresh water use is related to agriculture. These figures are staggering, and they show us, that we need to rethink and transform the way we produce, distribute and consume food worldwide. This course focuses on how food systems can become more sustainable. It consists of four modules where each focuses on an essential ingredient towards developing more sustainable food systems: (1) Boosting the small, (2) Transforming the big, (3) Losing less and (4) Eating smarter. In each of these key areas, we will meet people from different countries around the world, who labor every day to find and spread solutions that work. Connecting the challenges that must be overcome to develop a sustainable global food system with the solutions being developed by the amazing group of people you meet in this course has been a huge source of inspiration for me. I truly believe that the global food system can be transformed to sustainably meet the needs of 9-10 billion people and, with this course, I dare you to join me!...

Top reviews


Oct 29, 2020

This was a fantastic course and along with the other course in the sustainable development goals has only highlighted my interest in continuing this on after my masters research into a PhD. Thank you!


Jan 3, 2022

This course has enlightened me about the global food system and how we all as individuals can help to improve and produce sustainable and resilient food systems that can withstand any shock.

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By Shion L

Sep 1, 2020

This course really helps its participant to realize why it is necessary to change the current situation of food production and provided plenty of examples to show how to make improvements in different fields.

By John M C

Sep 2, 2020

The course is very current and has relevant material and we'll researched papers. I recommend it to all with interests in agriculture and food chain system

By Raisya A F

Jun 12, 2021

I very excited to follow this course. I hope I can make an innovation for better food supply in the future. Thank you.

By Ugne D

Oct 26, 2020

I liked the way it was presented. Some of the interviews I didn't understand, since it was not translated to English

By Usha G

Sep 25, 2020

Interview in other language was tough to understand. Sub-heading at least would help. Over all good course.

By D S G

Sep 11, 2020

The course really helped me in gaining the knowledge about the Transformation in the Global Food System


Jan 2, 2022

V​ery good course! English subtitles would be nice to have for several of the videos

By Arbab A

Nov 18, 2020

It was a great course. I got a lot of knowledge and really enjoyed it.

By Katharine E

Sep 25, 2020

Content was presented in an engaging way by using examples.

By Nicolas S S

Jun 28, 2020

Thank you for this great introduction to Food Systems.

By Otina E

Dec 9, 2020

This course is indeed one of its kind. So insightful

By Md. R H R

Jul 8, 2020

Course is well organized and very informative

By Kenit P

Oct 21, 2020

It is a good Course and very interesting.


Sep 8, 2021

have not recieved certificate

By Anss A

Jan 23, 2021

Informative course that was

By Janine R

Jan 5, 2021

An interesting course!

By Miku K

Jan 7, 2022

Very interesting!

By Sarah

Dec 29, 2020

This course was educational and well organized but lacked variety of educational approach. Only consisted with 2-3 produced videos, reading material, discussion forum, and test/quizzes. They were all nicely introduced but repetitive patterns established boredom. However, the topic itself was very enriching and very high quality resource. I wonder if discussion session can be more effective by including commenting/questioning criterion.

By Marlene C E C

Sep 29, 2020

Good information